My HOD came round and thanked me for 'a difficult half term' and then said I was the only member of the science department who hadn't been crying on her shoulder!
We have a folder for 'near misses' on the preproom shelves. Fortunately it isn't used much.There should be a process for recording near-misses - not necessarily a "book" per se, but there should be something in one of your policies somewhere....! The recording and discussion of near-misses can be a good tool to help prevent an actual (potentially serious) accident. Good defence if there is an incident if you can show potential problems are flagged up as they arise....
Thanks - I'm well aware how lucky I've been. The real laugh is that it came weeks before the "government" announced extra funding for technical support in FE.It wasn't your choice, I hope you have been compensated appropriately. A good job you were old enough to gain from your pension.
I'm counting my pennies for an early 2nd retirement.
Meanwhile I have been told I have an article being published so that's something good.
I got my first job because they "liked my patient attitude". I'd been asked how I would explain how to help a user find a "lost" file.
It didn't last long
By the time I was lone IT tech in a school I had taken to physically leaving the building "to grab a sandwich" - surprisingly it took a whole half-hour to walk round the corner to the sandwich shop.....
I didn’t get any safeguarding training in those days. Everyone has to attend them here.yeah I have heard this too. Ex partner was IT tech and the way he was treated was bad.. one thing that got me was he never had Safeguarding training.. which is worrying :/ Amount of times I would say leave the building for lunch was mad
WOW , well done , hope your lot appreciate it , . I too have seen a difference since you first started, you now give lots of encouragement to others , keep up the good work !!Well....
- Shortlisted for Scie tech award
- Joined a local tech group and just sent my welcome email
- The person on here who made my day saying how pleased they are see to see my confidence grow
- Another pay rise
We use an accident form, cross out "Accident" and write "near miss". It's just a way of recording that something went wrong but no harm done this time! It serves to highlight whether procedures need to be changed across the board or is it just "user error". They all go to the H&S bod who keeps a log.Never heard of a near miss book. I did run in to tell HOS as soon as it happened we had a good laugh!
Our health and safety guy sends out fairly regular reminders about the need to report any kind of incident and near misses. More than once he followed up on an accident report to find something similar but without injury had happened beforehand.We use an accident form, cross out "Accident" and write "near miss". It's just a way of recording that something went wrong but no harm done this time! It serves to highlight whether procedures need to be changed across the board or is it just "user error". They all go to the H&S bod who keeps a log.
So here is a photo of our Melbourne Cup shindig. Heart fascinator for biology, caffeine molecule for chemistry and of course, a circuit fascinator for physics. They raised a laugh amongst other staff and further cemented the theory that not only are the science team good fun but crazy as well!Photos please!